Programs and Events
INTA – USPTO Roundtable


Participate in either a breakfast or a lunch roundtable discussion with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) at the International Trademark Association (INTA) headquarters in New York City, and converse with key USPTO officials, including Commissioner Deborah S. Cohn.
The roundtable is designed to help the USPTO better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into the USPTO operations.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Recent developments at the USPTO (e.g. assignment system changes, the Trademark Dashboard, post-registration specimens)
  • Customer suggestions for improvements
  • End-to-end electronic processing
  • Practice tips 

This unique opportunity to get to know the USPTO better should not be missed.  
To preserve the desired interactive format at each roundtable, attendance is limited to the first twenty-five people to register. Registrants are also invited to send no more than two questions in advance to ensure there is sufficient time to address them during the roundtable. Please send your questions to by January 5, 2012. Based on participant feedback, this roundtable may develop into a series of roundtable discussions in various U.S. locations. 
Note: This is not a forum to discuss individual cases.


International Trademark Association (INTA)
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)


Luncheon Roundtable 
Thursday, January 12, 2012  - SOLD OUT
Breakfast Roundtable 
Friday, January 13, 2012 - SOLD OUT
Lunch: 12:00 pm  Breakfast: 9:00 am  
Discussion: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm               

This Roundtable is now sold out. 
No onsite registration. 
Discussion: 9:30 am to 11:30 am          

This Roundtable is now sold out. 
No onsite registration. 

Roundtable Facilitators
Craig Morris, United States Patent & Trademark Office
Ilene B. Tannen, Jones Day   

International Trademark Association
655 Third Avenue, 10th Floor (at East 42nd Street)
New York, NY


Please bring photo ID to the roundtables in order to enter the building.

The luncheon roundtable will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, and the breakfast roundtable will be held from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.